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THROUGH SPORT

Rouge Valley Sports Camp is a teacher owned summer day camp located in Markham, Ontario. We look forward to providing campers, ages 4 - 17, from Markham and the surrounding areas with weeks filled with fun, friendship, engaging activities and lifelong memories.

About Us

 

Summers at Rouge Valley Sports Camp provide kids with an ideal environment to grow physically, socially and emotionally. Our philosophy is that children need guidance more than they need instruction – in other words, we don't dictate their path, we let them discover it for themselves.

The                                                           Difference

Teacher Owned & Operarted

  • Your campers deserve to be in the care of trusted professionals.

  • Teacher curated programs that have a healthy balance of structure, learning and FUN!

Our top rated camp program for athletes and non-athletes alike:

 

1. Sport Rotation - 7 hr / wk - campers are introduced to new sports such as ultimate, lacrosse, baseball, flag football and more!

 

2. Elective Periods - 3 hr / day - Fox and Bear campers choose between Soccer/Dance, Basketball/Volleyball & Floor Hockey/Badminton for top notch instruction and game play. 

3. Educational Periods - 2 hrs / wk - These educational periods include science experiments, spelling bees, math Olympics and fun trivia that are age appropriate.

4. Arts & Crafts - 1 hr / day - Only the Rabbits and Deer work on new themed craft each day!

5.Camp-Wide-Activity -  1 hr / day - These are fully themed camp style games (capture the flag, mission impossible, station games, and more!) that are a Rouge Camps distinctive and camper favourite.

Our campers rate our activity, educational, elective periods and camp-wide-activities 8.5/10 or higher. 

Best-In-Class Staff

  • Hand picked from our network of teachers for their proven leadership, athleticism, empathy and ability to connect with campers - you cannot fool a teacher over 4 years! 

  • Exceptional students: Members of student councils, athletes of the year, enrolled at top universities.

  • First Aid: almost half of our staff have Standard First Aid and CPR 'C'.

Our Three Pillars

Learn

  • New sports and skills

  • The importance of team play

  • Educational Periods - twice each week (fun science experiments, math Olympics, spelling bees, and fun trivia)

  • To step out of your comfort zone in a safe environment

Care

  • Our staff care about your campers and care to model strong character.  Often our parents let us know that their campers are now saying their please and thank yous!

  • Character trait of the day

  • Sports and life is not just about winning!

Be Active!

  • Our campers are active 4 - 6 hours each day!

  • The best way to develop the habbit of exercise is to have so much fun that you don't realize that you are doing it

  • Character trait of the day

  • Sports and life is not just about winning!

Impact Romania

  • Aligning with International Teams - Impact Romania.  An organization that supports orphans in their journey to independent living and offers free camp to orphans in Romania.

  • A chance to teach our campers about those less fortunate and the power they have to help make a positive difference in our world.

  • International Teams - Impact Romania is a Christian organization.

  • Your donation impact is doubled: for each $ donated Rouge Camps will match the donation, $ for $.

Our Core Team

Adam Buchnea - OCT, Hon. B. of Kin

Director & Founder - Rouge Camps

 

Rouge Camps is a passion for Adam, who has built the camp from a dream into a full service day camp provider that meets parents and campers needs across the GTA.  Adam's career focus is developing young leaders and educating youth of the importance of excercise.  This career focus has been paired with Adam's belief in the benefits of camp for children.  While working at Muskoka Woods camp, Adam witnessed campers grow in confidence and mature in mere weeks.  Operating Rouge Camps is a natural way for Adam to develop young leaders into healthy optimistic young adults, during his summers off from teaching at Tommy Douglas Secondary School.

 

Adam enjoys travelling and has visited over 30 contries on four continents.  He is a big fan of all sports citing the Leafs, Raptors, Jays and Patriots as his favorite teams.  In his spare time Adam golfs, plays hockey and spends time with his beautiful wife.  

Jinal - STAFF COORDINATOR                                              

Belle

Hey, my name is Jinal and I am thrilled to be back for my fourth year at RVSC this year. My favourite sports are volleyball, basketball and ultimate frisbee and I am known to be the loudest one in the crowd. I look forward to seeing all the old and new faces at camp this year! 

Arshdeep - BEAR LEAD Counsellor                                                

Simba

Hi campers! My name is Arshdeep and I am a student at McMaster University. I enjoy playing a wide range of sports including Volleyball and Ultimate Frisbee.  My favourite parts of the day are breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This will be my third summer with RVSC and I cannot wait to share my passion of sport and competition with all the new and returning campers!

Hi, my name is Jessica Lau and I've loved playing sports since the 4th grade. I mainly play volleyball and badminton and I LOVE foods of all kinds.

Jessica - Fox LEAD Counsellor                                                     

Mushu

Manav - DEER LEAD                                                                

Buzz

Manav is a hard working responsible individual who loves to work with children and help them develop their skills in sports along with helping then discover who they really are. Along with working with children, Manav also loves to play basketball and is a fan of the Toronto Raptors. 

Alana - Rabbit LEAD Counsellor                                                           Aurora

Profile coming soon!

Keishane - Bear Counsellor                                                   

Wanda

Hey! My name is Keishane and I'm a third year student at McMaster University. I love to play volleyball, basketball and track and field. This year at RVSC I look forward to having and providing a fun and exciting experience. I can't wait to meet you all! 

Anita - Fox Counsellor                                                             

Cosmo

Hello, my name is Anita, and I am excited to join the RVSC team this year. My favourite sports consist of soccer, basketball and volleyball, and I cannot wait to share my knowledge of these sports. I am thrilled to meet new people and to also engage in this new experience at camp!

Arthur - Fox Counsellor                                                         

Bullseye

Hi! I'm a student at the University of Toronto studying kinesiology. I have always loved sports and my favourite are basketball and football. I'm extremely excited for camp this year and can't wait to get started!

Harini - Deer Counsellor                                                        

Bambi

Going into my final year of high school at Middlefield Collegiate Institute, I aspire to to make a difference in the medical field when grow up. My favourite sports include swimming, rock climbing and dancing. As a self-proclaimed drama geek, I love making the most out of every situation I'm in.

Tristan - Rabbit Counsellor                                                    

Lilo

I am an 18 year old film major starting my first year of university next year. I love children and come from a family of teachers. Most of all, I am so very excited about this summer at camp!

Markham, ON    :    Ages 4 - 17    :    905-460-7446

WE TEACH LIFE THROUGH SPORT